It's the big 75th episode! On this special installment, the gang goes into extra detail about the stuff they've been into lately. Chris talks about Victor Frankenstein and why he particularly enjoyed this revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic. Jake talks about Jim Starlin's Death of Captain Marvel and why it still holds up as one of the greatest comic book stories 30 years after its initial publication. Sam reminisces about all the famous phalli he's seen in works of cinema and television. And, after watching a glut of upcoming film trailers, Josh strikes a bet with Jake on which summer blockbuster will do better at the box office next year. All bets are off this week, folks, hold on to your butts!

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Chris watches Creed and the gang talk about it and their thoughts on the Rocky franchise as a whole. Sam and Jake watch The Good Dinosaur and the gang are split on their reaction to the latest Pixar film. The gang also discusses their initial reactions to the latest trailers for Batman v. Superman and Captain America: Civil War leading them to ponder if they're feeling a bit fatigued from the continuous wave of superhero films.

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The boys are back from Thanksgiving with some tales to tell and some tears to shed. Jake and Sam talk Creed while Chris talks The Night Before and The Good Dinosaur. The gang shares their thoughts on Jessica Jones and how it stacks up against Netflix's other Marvel show Daredevil. Finally, each of the gang struggled with their emotions when it came to Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Creed, and the first season of The Flash: Can you guess which Geek Out regular cried watching which program?

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The Geek Out Gang is back this week with another Image Comics interview, this time with writer Alex de Campi! Alex talks about her latest creator-owned book, No Mercy, how 70s cinema influences the stark reality of the story's content and how manga influences some of narrative pacing of the Image Comics title. Also, Alex talks how respecting genres while blending them is particularly important in the case of writing Archie vs. Predator. Finally, the boys talk about what they're thankful for and tease a larger discussion about the Netflix series Jessica Jones in the very near future...

 

The second arc of No Mercy starts with issue #5 on Wednesday, December 9 available in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

Get the first volume of No Mercy here!

Get all of Archie vs. Predator here

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The Geek Out gang has another interview this week, this time with writer James Kahn. Mr. Kahn is promoting his latest filmmaking project, Wrong Side Bob, through IndieGoGo and swings by the Geek-A-Lair to discuss the film, what inspired him to write the story, and what common themes in his writing are present in the film. Additionally, the boys talk to him about working on ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, how he broke into the entertainment industry, and the unconventional way he landed a gig as a staff writer on Star Trek: Voyager. Post-interview, the gang talks Fallout 4, Nintendo Direct, and The Flash!

For more info about Wrong Side Bob and to contribute to the film's IndieGoGo campaign, visit their page here!

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The television talk continues with Chris and Josh recounting watching the premiere of Heroes Reborn! Find out what characters from the original Heroes return and how accessible it is to the uninitiated. But the bulk of this week's episode is about the polarizing Bond film, SPECTRE with Jake listing his grievances with the film, Sam talking about why he enjoyed it, and Josh falling somewhere in the middle! Has there been a more divisive Bond film in the venerable film franchise's history? Listen and find out!

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The gang is fresh off Halloween and recount some of their ghoulish activities. The gang talks premieres of Supergirl and Ash vs. the Evil Dead while Jake talks about watching the Bradley Cooper film Burnt. Josh talks Halo 5: Guardians which leads to a wider discussion about Microsoft's iconic video game franchise. And find out what it takes to have a bigger pair than Sam's dad. 

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The boys have another interview this week with Sam and Jake speaking with comics writer Jim Zub! In addition to previous work like Samurai Jack and Skullkickers, Jim's here to talk about his current Image Comics book, Wayward! If you dig Japanese folklore and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you should totally check this book out and we're here with Jim to tell you why! Also, the gang sees Steve Jobs and Chris watches The Last Witchhunter! Sam gets a Wii U! And find out who everyone's favorite Street Fighter character is!

 

Important dates to remember:

Wayward #11 kicking off the series' third arc is available in print and digital on November 18th!

The $1 Image Firsts Wayward #1 is out on December 2nd!

Wayward and Jim's previous creator-owned book Skullkickers are available in comic stores and on Comixology here.

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Chris and Sam return from NYCC with tales of their exploits including watching the first episodes of the X-Files return and Ash vs. the Evil Dead! Sam continues helping out with Image Comics in the biggest NYCC on record! Chris finally watches The Martian! Jake goes on a tear watching Everest, The Walk, and Bridge of Spies! Sam and Jake look over the 21st century output of directors like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott and talk about their favorite films from the current millennium. Lot to talk about this week so strap yourselves in! We're going 0 to a 100 real quick!

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A direct continuation from last week's discussion sees the gang talk about cinematic video games, Jake trying to get Chris to look after his Babadook, and perhaps some celebrities swinging by to give their thoughts. That's right, Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Jean-Claude Van Damme himself swing by in poorly rendered impression form to chat with Jake. Also, Josh slams Destiny and details the evolution of his feelings about Bungie's blockbuster.

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